1. Stop Smoking Smoking is directly linked to the vast majority of chronic
2. Drink More Water Drinking plenty of water will loosen up the phlegm and mucus and make it much easier for the body to eliminate it when coughing. Warm clear drinks are also good but stay away from mucus producing drinks such as milk as this will only make things worse.
3. Avoid Diuretics It is a good idea to avoid diuretic type drinks such as alcohol and coffee as these have the effect of lowering fluid levels within the body because they make you urinate more. To assist the body to fight the
4. Use a Vaporizer Using a vaporizer to deliver warm moist air into the lungs will also help to break up the mucus and assist your recovery. If you don’t have access to a vaporizer then you can either run a hot shower with the bathroom door closed or perhaps place some boiled water in a pan and place your head above it and breathe the steam.
5. Liquorice Tea The liquorice herb is a good treatment for assisting recovery and preventing
6. Regular Flu Needle If you suffer from chronic
7. Forego the Cough Suppressors It is sometimes best not to take cough suppressing medicines as the action of coughing actually helps to loosen up the phlegm and move it from the lungs. Cough suppressing medicines tend to dry the mucus which slows its elimination.
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